International Trade Regulation and Economic Sanctions

The function of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international trade regulations generally is to reduce trade barriers as well as ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. International trade and economic sanctions involve a maze of conflicting interests, as well as complex regulations, procedures and exceptions.

Our firm regularly advises clients on a full array of issues regarding import/export regulations. Our advice includes market access, trade remedies, export controls and trade policy matters arising under WTO Agreements. We regularly guide clients through import/export regulations related to their products, including reused, refurbished and heavily regulated products.

We advise clients regarding the dispute resolution options and procedures overseen by the WTO. This includes clients in a range of positions, such as complainants, respondents and interested third parties. We support clients in understanding applicable trade regulations, auditing compliance and developing practical strategies to solve trade problems, even before they arise. This includes supporting clients involved in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations by the Turkish Ministry of Economics.

Our firm actively participates in administrative processes for improving and modifying regulations, frequently submitting position papers to the Turkish Customs Directorate.